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Salmonella neck abscess associated with jugular vein thrombosis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2007

A. Leiberman*
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, The Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
F. Tovi
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, The Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
Y. Barki
Affiliation:
Department of Ultrasound Unit, The Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
M. Alkan
Affiliation:
Department of the Infectious Disease Unit, The Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
*Corresponding
Alberto Leiberman, Professor and Head Department of Otolaryngology, Soroka Medical Center, P O Box 151, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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Abstract

An unusual case of synergistic infection caused by Salmonella paratyphi and anaerobic streptococcus resulting in necrotizing cervical infection associated with deep neck abscess and internal jugular vein thrombosis, is presented. Salmonella acting as an oxygen consumer in the infected tissues, facilitates the growth of anaerobic cocci, hence the development of a devastating soft tissue infection. The precipitating cause was a tonsillar infection developing due to ‘post-anginal sepsis’. The aetiopathogenesis of the cervical infection is discussed.

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